Mr. A B Lalith A De Silva is a renowned journalist, writer, entrepreneur, political commentator and successful songwriter all bundled into one. He is a journalist by profession and holds a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura. He is the Chairman of Asian International Hotel School, and media director to the current President Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, Chairman of Asian Vocational Educational Centre, Organizer of the S.L.F.P for the Colombo District and Former Chairman to the Merchant Credit Of Sri Lanka Limited.
He was born to a family of four children in Colombo, his father was a teacher, trade unionist leader, and one of the first editors of the Dinamina Sinhala daily published by ANCL, while his mother was a homemaker. He has been educated at 16 schools including Ananda and Nalanda Colleges.
Asia International Hotel School started in 1984 as a Vocational Training Centre. After some time they started hotel management courses targeting unemployed youth. At present Asian International Hotel School takes about 3000 students per year and the students get on-the-job training at five-star hotels. The hotel school is established in a four-storied building, equipped with all the modern equipment to train the students to meet the needs of the industry.
Mr. A B Lalith A de Silva started writing songs as a hobby and has written about 20 songs to date most of which are sung by popular artists. On an earlier occasion, he had contested the Provincial Councils in Colombo. He has written a book targeting the youth of the country while he also contributes to some of the country’s newspapers. Among his future plans are moving into active politics and improving the values of society through his writing.
Mr A.B.Lalith de Silva ( Journalist )
Chairman- Asian International Hotel School